Also known as Siddhartha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, the son of king Suddhodana and queen Mayadevi, was born on 563 B.C in Lumbini, Nepal. He attained “Boddhi” or enlightement after spending 6 years fasting and in meditation, and was soon thereafter called “Buddha” as he was “the enlightened one”. He attained Samadhi or Nirvana at the age of 80 in a place called Kusinigara. He is believed to have had 550 incarnations. This Thangka set Shakyamuni Buddha on a worked background of Mountains and hills, the gold work is exquisite.